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  • BP
    • About BP
      • Largest UK-owned TNC
      • Nearly 100,000 employees operating in more than 100 countries across 6 continents
      • 2006 annual income was $26,172 million
    • Exploration and production
      • 2005 showed BPs reserves of oil and gas equivalent stood at 18.3 billion barrels of oil
      • Involves geologists employing seismology to detect presence of oil or gas
      • Angola, Azerbaijan, the gulf of mexico
      • One importatnt oil pipeline which has a 30% stake is from Azerbaijan to the Med coast of Turkey
      • Has a fleet of crude oil tankers, product tankers and LNG carriers
      • Over 100 operational vessels crewed by around 1,000 seafarers and 400 onshore staff
    • Refining and marketing
      • Oil heated to varying temps to extract petroleum gas, gasoline, kerosene and other energy sources
      • 17 refineries worldwide processing capacity of 2.8 million barrels of oil a day
      • 5 in USA, 7 in Europe rest spread global
      • BP Fuel sold under brand names including ARCO, Castrol, Amoco, Aral and BP


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